22 May 2012
For Immediate Publication
MCI Announces Acquisition of Oxford International
22nd May 2012 – Today MCI announced the acquisition of Oxford International, which will henceforth be
known as Oxford International, part of the MCI Group. The acquisition is a strategic move by MCI to
acquire an established office in the UK and for Oxford International to develop its existing client base by
extending its global service offering.
Founded in Oxford in 1990, Oxford International is one of the UK‟s leading names in corporate meeting,
event and conference management. A specialist in the pharmaceutical market, Oxford International has
been the driving force behind some of the healthcare industry‟s most successful events for over 20 years.
The company‟s highly experienced team is led by Managing Director, John Walker, who comments, “As an
independent, niche organiser, we‟ve found it increasingly difficult to compete for new business when
procurement led „opportunities‟ are looking for global, multi-service organisations. We‟ve been
investigating opportunities that would enable us to expand our service offering to our existing client base
for a while now, and felt that MCI is the right culture-fit for our business.”
MCI is a globally integrated association, communication and event management company that was first
established in 1987. With satellite offices in 47 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, North and
South America, MCI works with clients in the healthcare, information and communication technology,
luxury, energy, automotive, finance sectors and with governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Jennifer Jenkins, Managing Director, MCI UK, comments, “We have known and respected Oxford
International for many years and are delighted that it has decided to join the MCI Group. The acquisition
will enable us to further consolidate our market position in the UK and with such an established client
base and team, we are very excited about the opportunities this presents for us.”
Walker adds, “From our standpoint this is a strategic and necessary move which will provide some very
exciting opportunities for our clients and for the team here in Oxford. MCI is a global, well established and
very powerful brand. With its skills, international presence and additional resources behind us, Oxford can
now compete as part of the MCI Group.”
John Walker and the Oxford International team will remain operating out of their current premises in
Summertown, Oxford. Walker concludes, “I am confident that this is the right decision for the business,
our clients and the team. Culturally our two organisations are very close and the move will allow us to
continue to operate from our existing base, but with a global brand and resources behind us. It‟s an
exciting opportunity and we are very much looking forward to being part of MCI Group.”
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Notes to the Editor:
About MCI – MCI is a globally integrated association, communication and event management company.
Since 1987, MCI has created corporate events, meetings and incentives; association and governmental
conventions, congresses, exhibitions; and managed and provided consulting to associations. MCI‟s mission
is to help companies, governments and associations bring people together to create meaningful
connection and win.
With offices currently in 47 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, MCI is
a thought leader in building community around brands, products and services for companies and
institutions. MCI‟s 1200 plus employees represent 50 different nationalities and speak 60 different
languages, offering local knowledge in a completely international team.
Visit the MCI website www.mci-group.com or Press Center at www.mci-group.com/presscenter for the
latest company information. The MCI Press Kit is available for download at www.mci-group.com/presskit.
About Oxford International – Oxford International is a full service agency and one of the leading names in
corporate meeting, event and conference management. Established in 1990, today the company‟s
reputation for creating events of exceptional quality, its meticulous attention to detail and commitment
to customer service has earned it a loyal workforce and an impressive portfolio of UK and international
clients. The company‟s dedicated Healthcare Division blends years of experience working with
pharmaceutical and healthcare companies with a proven approach to the organisation and management of
events. Its specialist service offering is designed to deliver continuity of service and value for money.
Visit www.oxfordint.co.uk for the latest company information.
For further detail on the information contained in this press release, please contact:
Oxford International, Part of the MCI Group
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 511550
Managing Director, MCI UK
Tel: +44 (0)1730 821 969